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May 10, 2014
I’ve been fascinated with the ocean ever since I was a toddler playing in tide pools in British Columbia. Really I was fascinated with the whole outdoor world: the cedar trees I climbed, the eagles that nested near our house, the deer our dog would chase. But the ocean was special. I’d spend hours snorkeling over starfish and anemons and forget I was shivering with cold. When gales blew into the bay I’d stare out the window at the white-crested waves. And once I had learned to sail I was lost. I think it took me about a day to realize that if I sailed far enough, all the land would disappear and there would only be ocean as far as I could see. From the time I was eight years old, there was nothing I wanted to do more.